Any easy mod is to make it into a Skeeter Beeter clone. Instead of cutting down the netting, you just match it up to the hammock body and sew the perimeter, with a zipper on one side. the netting is kept up with a few elastic tabs that are pulled apart with shock cord. This mod doesn't require a ridgeline at all and can be flipped over for a net-less hammock if the need arises.